Ensure that your food stays fresher for longer by investing in a fridge-freezer that is packed with nutrient-preserving technology
We are constantly reminded of the importance of eating plenty of fruit, vegetables and fresh foods, the urge to stock our fridges to the maximum with fresh produce has never been higher. However, this will all to often end up with us chucking the out of date produce away. This is where investing in a fridge-freezer that preserves your food comes into it's own. We've picked out some of our favourites for you to look at...
Lead image The NR-B53V2 side-by-side fridge-freezer from Panasonic is made from stainless steel with an anti-fingerprint finish. It allows you to adjust the temperature independently for both the fridge and the freezer and keeps fruit and veg fresh with the Vitamin-Safe function. (Features 324-litre fridge; 206-litre freezer; A++ energy rating. Dimensions: H186xW92xD71cm; price £1,699).
Below The 50s-inspired Smeg FAB50RFC fridge-freezers remain a design icon even today. This model, in a classic cream colour, will suit most kitchen designs and can create a real focal point in the room. Highlights include automatic defrost and the fast freeze function, which brings the temperature of the compartment down, so that frozen items will reach the correct temperature quickly, without affecting other food items already stored. Shown in the Air kitchen by deVOL, prices start from £20,000. (Functions: 229-litre fridge; 64-litre freezer; A++ energy rating; dimensions: H168xW60xD68cm; price start from around £1,159)
Below With a large 544-litre total capacity, the GSBS13310X American-style fridge-freezer from Grundig boasts Duo Cooling technology which prevents the transfer of odours. The Super Fresh Zone also stores things like meat and fish at the perfect temperature to keep them fresh. An added bonus is that it also features an integrated water and ice dispenser for added convenience. (Features 368-litre fridge; 176-litre freezer, A+ energy rating; Dimensions: H179xW91xD72cm; Price: from £869)
Time to organise
Below left Keeping a precise and stable temperature is key to preserving food. The Samsung RB8000 Chef Collection fridge-freezer has Chef Cooling™ which minimises temperature fluctuation, so that food retains its texture and flavour. It also comes with four adjustable door compartments so that you can organise items in the best way, to help maximise the storage space. (Features 250-litre fridge; 130-litre freezer; A+++ energy rating; Dimensions H202xW60xD59cm; Price: £1,300)
Sleek & Streamlined
Above right This integrated model from Fisher & Paykel gives a seamless finish, perfect for a streamlined kitchen. The RS90AU1 French door design fits flush into new or existing 180x90x61cm cabinetry with only 4mm gaps. It’s packed with functions including ActiveSmart™ foodcare, a frost-free freezer, adaptive defrost and humidity control. (Features 329-litre fridge; 102-litre freezer; A+ energy rating; dimensions H180xW90xD61cm; prices start from around £3,750)
Article by: Lucy Macdonald